section Feature Film Competition

The Future

  • Noam Kaplan
  • IL
  • 2023
  • 81

In the not-too-distant future: Nurit has developed an algorithm that makes it possible to predict terrorist attacks. And yet Yaffa, a young Palestinian woman, manages to find a way around it. In a dialog with the assassin, Nurit tries to get to the bottom of Yaffa's motives. A political thriller unfolds.

The screenings on 23.6. at 18:00 at Moviemento and at 19:30 at Bundeplatz Kino can unfortunately not take place. Instead, the movie THE VANISHING SOLDIER will be shown.

Nurit tries time and again, yet she makes no headway. The interrogations of Yaffa, who has confessed to the murder of an Israeli government official, lead her investigations nowhere. Instead, the two realise that, despite their different points of view, they share more in common than they would like to admit. Nurit increasingly finds herself faced with doubts, not only about her work but also the decisions she has made in her private life. Director and screenwriter Noam Kaplan places the Middle East conflict in the not-too-distant future, staging it on a very personal level. In the intimate moments between Nurit (Reymonde Amsallem) and Yaffa (Samar Qupty) it is not only two strong personalities that collide but also two outstanding performances. Both are forced to ask themselves what kind of future they hope for - both on a personal level and for society as a whole.

Text: Merlin Webers
English: Peter Rickerby

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original title The Future

international title The Future

german title The Future

JFBB section Feature Film Competition

  • director Noam Kaplan

country/countries IL

year 2023

duration 81